RIP Medical Debt Veterans’ Program
Military personnel put their lives on the line, and at no small cost. Many veterans return to us injured, physically and emotionally. Much to our shame as a country, a large portion of their burden is medical debt.
Veterans may suffer long-term health issues that outlast benefits from Veterans Affairs. GiveForward in 2010 estimated 1.3 million uninsured U.S. vets have out-of-pocket medical expenses exceeding their disposable incomes.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) says almost half of all returning vets have PTSD diagnoses. They face low-paying jobs or unemployment. Crises in personal finances can be devastating for vets and their families.
Allowing our vets to be harmed in this manner flies in the face of our nation’s values.
RIP has a special interest in helping veterans afflicted by medical debt they cannot pay. Donations to the Veterans Program will be used exclusively for that purpose.
Your donation today of any size moves us one step closer to allowing a vet to catch a breath.
Are you one of the many vets struggling to pay your medical bills? Are these bills negatively affecting your life and your family?
Apply to get help. If you qualify, and if we can locate your debt within the medical debt data portfolios we can access, we will do our best to purchase and forgive that debt.